Poll: US views Israel exempted from law

The US apparently views Israel as being exempted from abiding by international law, the results of a recent online opinion poll indicate.

Press TV asked in an online poll about the respondents’ opinion on a recent motion by the US congressmen against the Goldstone report (United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict), which accused Israel of war crimes during its December onslaught on Gaza which killed 1,387 Palestinians.

The report was published on September 25 by Richard Goldstone, the head of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza Conflict.

More than 56 percent of respondents said Israel was viewed by the US as exempted from abiding by international law.

The 575-page UN-ordered report on Israel’s offensive in Gaza detailed seven incidents in which Palestinian civilians were shot during the war while leaving their homes, trying to run for safety or waving white flags.

Only 5.43 percent of the respondents regarded the United Nations report as “irredeemably biased”, while 38.23 percent said that the US “advocacy for human rights” is mere propaganda.

In a letter to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee urged the House Committee to reject the Goldstone report.

Iran has lashed out at certain veto-wielding powers for opposing the UN report on the Gaza war, blaming them for the ongoing Israeli crimes in the region.


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